On behalf of Dean Linda McCauley, faculty, and staff of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, I am excited to welcome you to the DNP Program webpage. Thank you for considering Emory in your educational journey!
I am Shawana S. Moore, Director of the DNP Program. I lead this program using a student-centered approach and genuinely enjoy engaging with students to support their growth and development as leaders within the profession of nursing.
The Emory School of Nursing's DNP program is recognized as a national leader. The program is facilitated by national leaders and experts within the profession of nursing. We have numerous distinguished clinical and community partners that will support your learning experience at Emory. After graduation, our students lead health and healthcare improvements within specific contexts such as health systems, public-private ventures, non-profit organizations, communities, public health, and policy. Some go on the lead entrepreneurial and innovation initiatives. Most importantly, our alumni are innovative, forward-thinking change agents in the various healthcare sectors who provide sustainable solutions to complex challenges.
Shawana S. Moore, DNP, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC
DNP Program Director
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Benefits of an Emory Post-Master's DNP
- Attend online classes and complete coursework from anywhere in the U.S.
- Students can continue to work full-time while advancing their education and careers.
- Gain leadership skills that can be applied immediately.
- Network with faculty and peers online.
- Learn from our nationally renowned faculty. Join a community of more than 12,000 nursing alumni worldwide.
- MSN Degree in Nursing from an accredited College or University (APRN or Nursing Administration/Management)
- Unencumbered RN license in the state(s) in which you will be completing your clinical training/project
- Out of state students should check with their state board of nursing to confirm state authorization and State Board of Nursing requirements are met prior to enrollment.
- Nursing practice experience
- Verification of graduate clinical hours from MSN program
Students who need an F1 visa are not eligible for admission due to the amount of content delivered online. The Department of Homeland Security does not allow our DNP or MSN programs to issue F1 visas.
*Applicants who do not have APRN licensure/certification, or who earned fewer than 500 graduate level nursing clinical hours as part of their Master’s degree, will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Application for Admission
- $50 Application Fee
- Official transcripts from each school attended
- Curricula Vitae or resume
- Personal statement describing why you want to pursue a DNP degree, why you desire to attend the Emory DNP program, and your project interests for practice, process, or systems-based health and healthcare improvement (500 words)
- Professional references, one from program director (if graduated within the last 3yrs); one from previous faculty; one from current employer/physician collaborator
- Students with international nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework.
- Students with international transcripts for non-nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework.
- TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required if English is a second language. Read Emory University's accepted tests policy here.
Transcript Submission Process
Preferred method: Choose Emory University - School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your school does not participate in the electronic transcript system or cannot email your transcripts then please have them mail a hard copy to:
Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
*Please note that all courses and degrees in the application checklist must be verified by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs before they are marked as received.
Distance Accessibility in Your State
The Post MSN DNP program is an online program.
Applicants to any of our online programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing online programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory has a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia should contact the NHWSN Admissions Office for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in an online program.
Moore joins School of Nursing as DNP Program Director
About the School of Nursing
Emory University undergoes accreditation at the university level and throughout our colleges and schools to ensure our educational programs meet the highest standards. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accredited by multiple organizations. For a list of accreditations, you can visit our Accreditations page.
Financial Aid and Tuition
Updated December 9, 2020
Please see the estimated tuition costs for the 2020-2021 academic year. These estimated amounts are for both undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including BSN, ABSN, MN Pathway to MSN, MN, and MSN, and DNP programs. Opportunities to defray the cost of attendance through scholarships and financial aid are available.
Each program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has different tuition structures and billing patterns. Figures shown are for approximation purposes and should not be used in program comparison.
Policy Statement on Refunds
Refunds for Emory University students who are federal (Title IV) aid recipients will be prorated in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 and any related regulations.
- Traditional BSN: $26,535/semester ($2,211/hour)
- Distance ABSN: $1,608/hour
- MN Pathway to MSN: $23,130/semester ($1,928/hour)
- Pre-licensure Master of Nursing (MN): $22,810/semester ($1,901/hour)
- Master of Science in Nursing: $23,550/semester ($1,963/hour)
- Post Masters Certificate: $1,857/hour
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice: $20,050/semester ($1,671/hour)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: $24,190/semester ($2,016/hour)
Please visit the Financial Aid website for information on Financial aid options.